Author: Fiona Harvey Environment editor

Net zero has become unhelpful slogan, says outgoing head of UK climate watchdog

Chris Stark says populist response and culture war around the term is inhibiting environmental progressThe concept of “net zero” has become a political slogan used to start a “dangerous” culture war over the climate, and may be better dropped, the outg…

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Net zero has become unhelpful slogan, says outgoing head of UK climate watchdog

Chris Stark says populist response and culture war around the term is inhibiting environmental progressThe concept of “net zero” has become a political slogan used to start a “dangerous” culture war over the climate, and may be better dropped, the outg…

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England could produce 13 times more renewable energy, using less than 3% of land – analysis

Onshore wind and solar could provide 226GWh of electricity without impairing food production, says Friends of the EarthEngland could produce 13 times more renewable energy than it does now, while using less than 3% of its land, analysis has found.Onsho…

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UK risks steep decline without £28bn green economy pledge, Labour warned

Business leader says investment in low-carbon economy is ‘absolute minimum’, a view echoed by other expertsWhat is Labour’s £28bn green plan – and could it be shelved?Labour’s proposed investment of £28bn a year in the low-carbon economy is an absolute…

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Nuclear power output expected to break global records in 2025

Experts say world is ‘past peak fossil power’ but warn against uneven development of energy projectsNuclear power generation is likely to break records in 2025 as more countries invest in reactors to fuel the shift to a low-carbon global economy, while…

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